FY2019 Business Performance
In the Toiletries segment, sales were weak because of flat sales for surfactants for liquid laundry detergents and weak sales of polyethyleneglycol in both domestic and foreign markets.
In the Health Care segment, sales were flat, as product prices fell for our mainstay superabsorbent polymers due to the drop in raw material costs while SDP GLOBAL (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. began real operations.
As a result, total net sales in this segment decreased by 2.8% year on year, to ¥53,726 million. Operating profit was ¥1,590 million (an increase of 35.2% year on year).